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AMD: over 100+ designs of Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs coming in 2020

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2020 at 5:31 pm CST

CES 2020 - AMD unleashed its new Ryzen 4000 series mobile CPUs today at CES 2020, with teh flagship Ryzen 7 4800H and new Ryzen 7 4800U offerings.

AMD: over 100+ designs of Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs coming in 2020 | TweakTown.com

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su promised that there are over 100 new systems and designs coming in 2020, all powered with AMD's new Ryzen 4000 series mobile offerings. There are over 12 new designs coming in Q1 2020 alone for the new U-series processors.

The first AMD Ryzen 4000 series laptop offerings will drop in the coming months, while higher-end gaming rigs will follow.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X: 64C/128T costs $3990 launches February 7

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2020 at 5:16 pm CST

CES 2020 - We knew it was coming, but now it is official -- AMD's new kick ass flagship Zen 2-based Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is real and boy, is it a beast.

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The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X offers up an insane 64 cores and 128 threads of CPU power on the new TRX40 platform, with the 64C/128T chip having a base CPU clock of 2.9GHz, and boost CPU clock of 4.3GHz. AMD says that its new Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor hits 25,000 points in the Cinebench R20 benchmark.

AMD teased a V-Ray benchmark load of a scene from Terminator: Dark Fate, rendering on the competitors best -- dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processors (combined 56C/112T) in 1 hour 30 minutes... but on the new Ryzen Threadripper 3990X it takes just 1 hour 3 minutes in comparison. Better yet, a $3990 processor versus $20,000 -- a gigantic difference.

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AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU: desktop performance for laptops

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm CST

CES 2020 - AMD has just made its new Ryzen 7 4800H processor official, with the Ryzen 7 4800H being a powerhouse laptop CPU that even kicks the ass of Intel's desktop CPU in the Core i7-9700K.

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU: desktop performance for laptops | TweakTown.com

AMD's new Ryzen 7 4800H processor has desktop-class performance on-the-go, with it coming in as an 8C/16T processor with 2.9GHz base and up to 4.2GHz boost CPU clocks on a 45W TDP. AMD built the new Ryzen 7 4800H processor for the most demanding workloads, and is a gigantic step ahead of its previous mobile designs.

The company compared the new AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor against Intel's own Core i7-9750H processor (6C/12T @ 45W) and the desktop Core i7-9700K (8C/16T @ 95W) where it beat both of these CPUs easily. Hell, the new Ryzen 7 4800H is 13% faster than the desktop-bound Core i7-9700K and that is a hugely impressive thing to see.

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U: world's first 7nm mobile CPU with 8C/16T at 15W

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2020 at 4:21 pm CST

CES 2020 - AMD has just taken their wraps off of the industry-changing Ryzen 4000 series mobile CPUs, with the flagship Ryzen 7 4800U processor announced.

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U: world's first 7nm mobile CPU with 8C/16T at 15W | TweakTown.com

AMD's new Ryzen 7 4800U processor is the world's highest-performing ultra-thin laptop processor, throwing up a huge 8C/16T of processing grunt at 1.8GHz base CPU clock and up to 4.2GHz boost clocks. We have 8 Radeon GPU cores based on the Vega GPU architecture, with just a 15W TDP.

We were told by AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su on stage that the new Ryzen 4000 series mobile CPUs will offer great performance and all-day battery life through 2020.

Intel's new 10th-gen H-series: 8C/16T @ 5GHz laptop CPUs are here

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2020 at 3:00 am CST

CES 2020 - Intel has come out swinging at CES 2020 this year, revealing its new 10th-gen Comet Lake-H family of CPUs that will continue on the 14nm+++ node, but will pack architectural improvements the company has made since Skylake.

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Intel has something truly exciting on offer with its 10th-gen Comet Lake-H family of CPUs, with a new flagship chip that will offer up 8C/16T at over 5GHz. There will be Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 models that will feature 4C/8T, 6C/12T, and 8C/16T respectively.

The company teased just before CES 2020 kicks off that its new Core i9 series processors will offer the full 8 cores and 16 threads at over 5GHz, all inside of a notebook. This will come down to the thermal design and cooling technology used by gaming notebooks like ASUS, Razer, and others -- but it will be powered by Intel's own Thermal Velocity Boost technology that will offer crazy boost CPU clocks when possible.

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Samsung is the first with a prototype 3nm design using GAAFET tech

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 5, 2020 at 9:50 pm CST

Samsung has kicked off the new decade in a big way, with the South Korean giant making major progress in its pursuits to become the #1 semiconductor manufacturer by 2030. Samsung has just made a prototype 3nm process using GAAFET technology.

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Gate All Around (GAAFET) technology is different to the widely-used and known FinFET standard, with GAAFET seeing a reduction in the total silicon size by around 35%, while consuming 50% less power. This blend can see a 33% performance increase over the still-yet-released 5nm FinFET process.

The design of GAAFET is much different to Planar FET and FinFET designs, with 4 Gates on channel compared to just 1 Gate and 3 Gates, respectively. This means power leakage is kept to a minimum, with control over the channel improved the shrinking of the node process becomes easier. This paves the way for more efficient transistor design, even at its teeny-tiny size -- ushering in a huge performance-per-watt jump over the 5nm FinFET process.

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Intel needs AMD CPUs in order to test their future PCIe 4.0 SSDs

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 5, 2020 at 8:58 pm CST

Oh, how the tables have turned -- Intel has no CPUs that are capable of supporting PCIe 4.0 technology, so they need to use AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPUs along with an X570 motherboard to test their latest storage products.

Intel technical marketing performance engineer, Frank Ober, tweeted (above) that Intel can send PCIe 4.0-capable SSDs to developers, but they'll need PCIe 4.0-capable CPUs and motherboards to test them. The super-fast new Alder Stream SSDs (an updated version of their Optane drive tech, with second-gen 3D XPoint technology).

But in order to ramp up those speeds they will need more PCIe lanes, and since PCIe 3.0 is pretty much tapped out -- the doubling in bandwidth to PCIe 4.0 is a tasty offering. But, Intel has no PCIe 4.0 anything right now -- so they're stuck. Intel won't have PCIe 4.0-capable CPUs until 2021 which means they need to lean on their main competitor in AMD until then.

32C/64T AMD EPYC + GeForce RTX 2070 passively cooled, no fans

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 5, 2020 at 2:59 am CST

In a world of custom and AIO coolers in all shapes and sizes, it blows my mind to be writing about a beasty 32C/64T AMD EPYC processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card being passively cooled -- yeah, fanless.

AnandTech has the scoop on TureMetal's new system that packs an AMD EPYC 7551 processor (32C/64T) with its own 180W TDP, joined by GIGABYTE's own GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card with a 175W TDP, meaning the entire system has 355W between the CPU and GPU alone and yet it is passively cooled.

TureMetal uses a Supermicro ATX motherboard, and then builds it inside of its in-house UP10 chassis. The chassis has support for a 140W CPU and 160W GPU for 300W total, but with some adjustments the company was able to cram in the 32C/64T processor and Turing-powered GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card.

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AMD rumored to tease next-gen Zen 3 architecture at CES 2020

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 3, 2020 at 7:26 pm CST

AMD has just had its stock reach records highs to kick 2020 off in a big way, and while the company has already officially teased it will push the high-performance computing world at CES 2020 -- the company could unveil its next-gen Zen 3 architecture.

New rumors are surfacing after a Taiwanese newspaper published a report that AMD CEO Lisa Su would "disclose details about Zen 3 architecture at a press conference during CES". We reported back in October 2019 that AMD's new Zen 3 architecture could bring up to and over 8% IPC gains, and another 200MHz as well.

AMD's new Zen 3 architecture will power the next wave of CPUs from AMD in 2020 and 2012, with the new EPYC, Ryzen Threadripper 4000 family, and new Ryzen 4000 series family. The new EPYC is codenamed Milan, while Ryzen Threadripper 4000 goes by Genesis Peak and Ryzen 4000 series with Vermeer. AMD will be making the new Zen 3-based EPYC, Ryzen Threadripper 4000 series and Ryzen 4000 series CPUs on the 7nm+ node.

Intel Core i9-10900K: 3.7GHz base clock and 'velocity boost' of 5.3GHz

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 27, 2019 at 10:52 pm CST

Intel is preparing its new range of 10th Gen CPUs for 2020, with VideoCardz tweeting out some juicy information on the upcoming Intel Core i9-10900K processor and its clock speeds.

According to this tweet from VideoCardz the Intel Core i9-10900K will have a base CPU clock of 3.7GHz, single turbo of 5.1GHz, max turbo boost of 5.2GHz and a mysterious new 'velocity boost' of 5.3GHz. The new velocity boost is something that isn't quite that new -- but it will be for most people.

Intel has used Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) previously in notebook CPU designs, but it seems it could be skipping the silicon pond into the desktop CPU realm with its new Core i9-10900K (and I'm sure, other 10th Gen CPU designs). If the tweet from VideoCardz is correct, the Thermal Velocity Boost on the Core i9-10900K will be 5.3GHz.

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